[Talk-us] Key:man_made... Outdated language?

Brian Stromberg brian.stromberg at gmail.com
Fri Mar 10 21:52:27 UTC 2017


I think it at least merits a discussion. Yes, it's a political decision but
not so ridiculous as to dismiss it as part of a feminist plot.

I would also point out that using a gender-specific term like "man" does
more to maintain division than anything else.


On Mar 10, 2017 4:38 PM, "Joel Holdsworth" <joel at airwebreathe.org.uk> wrote:


"Man" has been a general term for humanity in the English language since
time immemorial.

It is only feminists who wish to divide humanity along gender lines who
have a problem with "man" as a term of reference. Such argumentation is
deliberately divisive, and serves no purpose.

There is no need for the change, or a pointless discussion about such a

Please lets get on with making an awesome map.

Best Regards
Joel Holdsworth

On 10/03/17 14:27, Joshua Houston wrote:

> Hi,
> It occurred to me that "man_made" is an outdated term that should be
> phased out from OpenStreetMap language. The philosophy of OpenStreetMap
> is very inclusive and that should be represented even in the way data is
> tagged. I'd like to propose to change the key from "man_made" to
> "human_made" and start a discussion on it. Many parts of society are
> trying to implement a more inclusive language, NASA for instance has
> changed "manned missions" to "crewed missions". I think it is an
> important goal to make OSM inclusive whenever there is a choice.
> Thanks!
> Joshua Houston
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